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Pastor Yiga’s death: What will be missed about him

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  It is no longer a rumour that Pastor Augustine Yiga alias ‘Abizaayo’ is dead.  He earned the name Abizaayo because of his claims that he had powers to send back evil spirits or witchcraft from wherever it originated from.    Pastor Yiga, who founded the …

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Archbishop Lwanga warns Govt officials against grabbing church land

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has warned of the growing menace of government officials grabbing church land. Speaking at the 54th Anniversary Day of Kampala Archdiocese on Sunday at Rubaga Cathedral, Archbishop Lwanga said lessons should be learnt from past governments …

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Kenya reopens churches, limits worship to only 100 people

Nairobi, Kenya | PROSSY NANSUBUGA |  President Uhuru Kenyatta has reopened churches and other places of worship in the country with a maximum of 100 people. This was during a nation address at the Harambee House on Monday 6, July 2020. According to Uhuru, churches are open for congregational and individual …

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Communities, neighborhoods start praying at homes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Christians have resorted to small prayer groups following the nationwide closure of churches because of the Covid19 pandemic. Prayers houses have remained under lock and key since March 18th when President, Yoweri Museveni banned congregational prayers and all forms of social gatherings to contain …

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Eid al-Fitr: Museveni congratulates Muslims

Museveni to Muslims, God is everywhere; pray from home Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has told Muslims in Uganda to pray from their homes as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr this Sunday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadhan. Museveni said that while it will …

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MAGUFULI: Tanzanian prayers quelled the coronavirus

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  Tanzania President John Magufuli said Sunday that the number of coronavirus cases there had dropped drastically thanks to the populations’ prayers, and implied the epidemic might soon end. Magufuli’s government has been criticised for a lack of transparency regarding the toll that COVID-19 …

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COVID-19: Lira Bishop suspends fasting

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Lira Diocese Catholic Bishop has suspended fasting among the congregation on grounds that the body immunity has to be built so they remain strong to fight the COVID_ 19 disease. Rt. Rev. Sanctus Lino Wanok, the Bishop of Lira Diocese made the pronouncement …

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